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Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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9675 Scranton Rd, San Diego, CA 92121-1761
+1 858-587-2739
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Carlsbad, California
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good Beer. Staff very attentive. Food was great. You can order what you like and the quality is very good. Joe

Thank Joe T
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a very popular loud place ( read: very busy, expect a wait), but very fun. Great selection of hand crafted beers, ok wine, no hard stuff. We enjoyed our evening there, our thanks to our bartender Ulysses. This is not fine dining by any means, but food is ok. We would return.

Thank Curt D
Barcelona, Spain
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place given the trip advisor ratings. The place was great loved the outside seating and the pond. The staff were nice as was the beer and wine, but our food was not good we had to send one of our sharing plates back as it was cold. Was replaced and was better but was not my favourite.... More 

Thank Julie I
Bradenton, Florida
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550 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

This was a busy restaurant with a really good food selection and beer selection worth the time to experience.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
Durham, NC
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249 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Not that the beer isn't good, it's very good with good flavor, but it was the man & cheese that really made my meal. It was sooooo good! I had a side of it with my meal, which was massive. I can't imagine how big the full meal servings are. The brewery is nice and big. It's clean and in... More 

Thank aboyer8
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Came back there at least two times. One in lunch time another for dinner. Many choices for beer and food is good, too.

Thank Jim W
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a tasting of a beer flight and tasting. The beer was above average with a good mix of lagers, IPA and stouts. We tried about 10 different brews and 7 or 9 were good. We didn't eat there but they had a big lunch menu that looked very good and the diners we saw had food... More 

Thank Douchewaffle
Wichita, Kansas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Different take on traditional fare. Club sandwich was unique. Friendly staff. Free beer samples. Recommend the stout

Thank mrileybiggs
Stirling, United Kingdom
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344 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Great place for a beer after a long day Walking around the city. The choice of beers, all brewed locally, was impressive. Asked what should I try? What kind of beer do you like? Got the recommendation spot on. The restaurant looks great too but was very busy.

Thank Kenneth_Smith
Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Great beer, along with some great food! A must and located very near the Santa Fe trolley station. Go on foot and take a taxi or trolley home, it is just that dang good. The staff is friendly and will help you with your selection of beer.

Thank Danny S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9675 Scranton Rd, San Diego, CA 92121-1761
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-587-2739

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?